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The person you will be closest to - at least in terms of proximity! - is your roommate. Some roommates will become lifelong friends; others may never have a chance to see each other again after their university experience. Either way, your roommate will be present for your good times and your bad times.

A strong roommate bond is based upon consideration and tolerance. By that, we mean you respect your roommate's needs (and vice versa) and learn to overlook, or maybe even appreciate, your roommate's differences.

Communication is very important. Early in the semester, sit down with your roommate and talk about issues that are important to you. Is it okay to use your gaming device when you are not there? Can you use space in your roommate's refrigerator? Your community adviser (CA) is also available to help in setting up a roommate agreement or in mediating disputes.


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